Posted on: August 2, 2009 1:32 pm
Posted on: July 31, 2009 2:43 pm
Posted on: July 31, 2009 12:13 pm
The Sox need help. Let's all come to terms on that fact. They're in a team-wide slump right now, and need a bat, or Roy Halladay. Washburn or Lee would've been nice, but they've been dealt. The Sox need to make a deal or they could be in serious trouble.
Posted on: July 30, 2009 12:57 pm
A report in the NY Times says that David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez were among the players in 2003 that tested positive for steroids. We all knew about Manny, but now we know when he took them. Now it comes out that David Ortiz has taken steroids as well. This is sad, terrible news for all of Red Sox Nation.
Posted on: July 29, 2009 2:16 pm
The Phillies traded four big prospects for SP Cliff Lee and OF Ben Francisco. The thing was, none of those prospects include JA Happ, Kyle Drabek, or Dominic Brown, three big prospects the Blue Jays wanted for Halladay. I am disappointed at this. If the Phillies were able to get Lee and a young OF for just four prospects good as they may be, the Red Sox should've made a run at Lee. First off, he will be a lot cheaper than Halladay, and won't be in the same division, which would also make him cheaper. But this trade should be good for both parties involved, as the Indians replenish their farm system and the Phillies get a real No. 1 pitcher.
Posted on: July 29, 2009 1:59 pm
Reports say that the Red Sox turned down a deal from the Indians. It was Clay Buchholz for Victor Martinez. Although Epstein has always come through in the past, he is being far too reluctant to give up Buchholz. I don't care how good he is, we need another bat, and we need it bad. Trade Lowell. Trade Papi. I'd be fine with it if we got something back. I would much rather have LaRoche in the lineup anyways. The first thing that came to my mind when I saw this was "Wow, we're screwed." If Epstein isn't willing enough to give up Buchholz for a big slugger who can play C or 1B, we are definitely screwed with the great competition in the division.
Posted on: July 29, 2009 1:55 am
Roy Halladay. Adrian Gonzalez. Victor Martinez. Just a few big names thrown around with "Red Sox" in the same sentence. Do the Red Sox have a good shot at getting any of these guys? Probably not. There were rumors today that the Sox had offered up #1 Prospect Clay Buchholz, No. 2 Prospect Michael Bowden, and a good OF prospect in Ryan Westmoreland for Roy Halladay. Apparently that was not the case. I personally think that that would be stupid to give up both big time prospects. I also think that Bowden is overrated and that they should base a deal around him. Example: Michael Bowden, Jed Lowrie, Nick Hagadone, and Ryan Westmoreland for Halladay. Not enough? Substitute in Josh Reddick for Westmoreland. Still not enough? Add in Daniel Bard? Still not enough? Well if that's not enough, I would just laugh at the fact that they rejected such a great trade for them and walk away. As for Gonzalez and Martinez, I won't bother. The chances of getting either of them seem minimal. Although I have not heard rumors, I believe the Sox should definitely take looks at other role players from Toronto that go by the names of Alex Rios and Marco Scutaro. Let's face it, JD Drew is definitely not cutting it, and Nick Green and Lowrie are slumping. We could use upgrades. In other news, the Sox (as you may have heard) acquired Chris Duncan from St. Louis for Julio Lugo, acquired Adam LaRoche from Pittsburgh for two minor leaguers, and acquired Brian Anderson from the White Sox for Mark Kotsay. I think that these moves are all genius moves. Classic Theo. Specifically the LaRoche one. The Red Sox are getting a guy that can give Lowell some time off, and he fits the bill for Fenway perfectly. He is a lefty with opposite field power. He will get double after double, home run after home run. In the Lugo deal, they get rid of a huge contract of a player that wasn't doing anything for them, and acquire a low salary guy, who seems like a young Adam Dunn kind of guy, with less power. The Kotsay move was just because they had too many people on their roster. Somebody had to go. Turned out to be an old favorite of mine, Mark Kotsay. Oh well. So far I think Epstein has done a great job with these three deals. I can only hope we get a guy like Cliff Lee or Roy Halladay. Who knows, maybe Dice-K comes back his old self. No matter what happens, the Red Sox are simply in a big slump right now, and seem to be slowly creeping out. I'll post the next time I see a deal or a rumor come up.
Posted on: July 29, 2009 1:37 am
In honor of Training camp, I have started up my blog again, and decided to post my NFL power rankings. Here goes: